Hot Spots in Dogs

You notice your dog licking or chewing excessively at a focal spot on its body. As if he/she can’t leave it alone, much like a toddler with a mosquito bite. The more irritated it becomes the more the pet will …

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Food Allergies

Some animals have the potential to develop a specific sensitivity (allergy) to a component of their diet.  They are not allergic to a particular brand of food, but to a particular ingredient in the food.  Usually they are allergic to …

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Allergic Dermatitis

For any pet owner, seeing your dog or cat in a state of itching is always troubling.  Itching may be caused by a variety of things, such as mites, infection, or fleas.  But one of the most common causes of …

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Healthy Skin

The general condition of your dog’s skin and coat are good indicators of its health. A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky or bumpy. …

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Heartworm Disease Affects Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other species of mammals. It is caused by parasitic worms living in the heart and the major vessels of the lungs. The scientific name …

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Heartworm Disease in our area

Every three years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) gathers data on heartworm testing to understand the impact heartworm is having nationwide, as well as in specific regions. Testing data from thousands of veterinary practices and shelters is used to create …

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease in dogs is almost as common as it is in humans, but unlike people, smoking and a fatty diet are not risk factors. The most common form of heart disease in dogs is valvular disease, which primarily affects …

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Healthy Heart Month

February is American Heart Month for people AND pets. Each year, heart-related conditions such as congestive heart failure, heartworm, and heart murmurs affect our furry family members in a big way. While many pets are at risk of heart disease based …

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